Op-ed: Why Are Insurers Keeping Silent on the Biggest Threat Facing the Planet?

Peter Bosshard | July 27, 2017 | Huffington Post

As a group, insurance companies are also the second biggest institutional investor in our economy after pension funds. According to Ceres, an environmental research group, 40 leading U.S. insurers had invested at least $459 billion in the fossil fuel sector by the end of 2014. The insurance industry is even more heavily invested in fossil fuels than your average index fund.